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moment. mr. obama turned toward theam crowd on the mall. "i wan "i want to take a look one more time" he said.ga "i'll never see this again." at lunch in statuary hall members of congress and the president exchanged hosts, then the president toasted his wife. >> there is controversy aboutno the quality of the president, not the qu controversy about the quality of our current first lady. (applause) >> pelley: before leaving theth capitol, the president stoppedsident sto at a bus that martin luther king, jr., whose birth the nation celebrates today. the presidential limousine led the procession from capitol hillm capito stopping along pennsylvania avenue so the obamas could get out and walk part of the way-- to the delight of the crowd. the first lady was wearing a coat and dress by american designer tom brown. the vice president got out of his limo and well and made the day of a young constituent.back a back at the white house, therst fami president and the first family reviewed the inaugural parade with bands, float, and marchers representing every state in the union. and this evening, t
of president obama on this martin luther king day. now mr. obama sworn into office, as you know, for the second time and speaking to the nation with about his future. >> it is now our generation's path to carry on what those pioneers begin. for our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. >> close to a million people lined the streets of washington, d.c., today hoping to get a glimpse of the first family and it was quite a sight. you see his daughters there in the background and now the celebration continues, as we mentioned. live pictures of the commander in chief's ball in washington, d.c. the president and first lady just now leaving the building, going to their second ball of the night. let's bring in now nbc bay area's scott budman with the social and tech angle to all of this. as we saw play out on national tv, scott. >> we did, raj. lots of people brought up it technology back during the 2009 inauguration. today it was even more prevalent. you could follow the inauguration on twitter and facebook like you might follow th
back. mr. obama and the first lady spent the morning visiting burrville elementary school in dc, helping out by filling book shelves and talking to volunteers at the school. this year, as it has been since 2009 when president obama first took office, the administration is trying to expand the concept of volunteerism. fox 5's john hanrahan was at the national mall and is now in the newsroom with the story. >> reporter: i've been wondering what the enormous white tent is at the corner of 14th street and the mall. i'm told it is a staging area. today, it was indoor part of the inauguration. thousands of people were invited inside the tent to consider making a commitment to volunteerism. ♪ >> reporter: yolanda adams made her pitch with a song. ♪ i'm going to do my part, yeah! ♪ >> reporter: chelsea clinton personally visited a booth to help the youngsters there write letters to sick children. and actress eva longoria appealed to a crowd of thousands to help improve the nation by volunteering. >> make a difference in one child's life. mentor a student. donate a book to a librar
since fdr, mr. obama started his day early, with a prayer service at st. john's church. before departing the white house for the longest motorcades known to man for the rise to the capital. a star-studded affair. where else do you see paul ryan mingling with jay-z and beyonce who belted out the national anthem. >> the ceremony was over there was a stream of pomp and circumstance waiting. >> from signing papers to officially nominate the new cabinet to lunch with congressional leaders. then, of course, the parade. the first family could make the way back to the white house in that grand bulletproof review stand. yet all of that could wait because leaving the west front of the capitol, the president went off script to take in the vista of the national mall. mr. obama seemed to be taking in the moment. overheard saying he would never quite see this view again. as the president is set to sell the agenda in the "state of the union" next month, it is worth noting that gallop is out -- gallup is out with approval rating for the third term and the third worst number since world war ii. only bett
by imposing his policies via executive fiat. mr. obama pleaded with americans to confront congress directly. >> ask them what's more important. doing whatever it takes to get a "a" grade from the gun lobby or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> reporter: he even show cased children who have written him since newtown. >> she said, "i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard." [ light laughter ] julie, i will try very hard. >> reporter: chuck todd, nbc news, the white house. >>> this is john yang in chicago where residents deal with gun violence virtually every day. last year, there were more than 510 murders, more than the number of u.s. troops killed in afghanistan. 86% of the homicides involved a gun. in one chicago interview, nothing president obama did would change that. >> i believe chicago already has very strict gun laws and we have, like, one of the highest crime rates in the country. so how is this going to solve anything? >> reporter: the national gun debate was reignited last month by adam lanza's
birthday. the white house said the president and mrs. obama dined with friends last night at an italian restaurant at washington's upscale georgetown neighborhood. earlier in the day, the first lady debuted her hairdo featuring new bangs in a twitter pic she featured online. we'll see if the new do is there for inauguration day. >>> in fact, details about the president's big party are well under way. nbc's tracie potts has details. hi. >> reporter: hi, good morning. it takes a lot to get this inauguration done in washington even though we're expecting half as many people. the kraut somewhere between 6 and 800,000. a lot of money and d.c. officials coming into the city, but hotels and restaurants not as full as we saw before. the national mall being transformed into america's stage. that staging is up. they're securing that zone. the parade route. the viewing stand at the white house is up as well. the secret service said they've got 100 workstations, nearly 100, throughout the city, with 42 different agencies involved in security. and they are promising better crowd management this time
to d.c. for the inauguration. they led the pledge of allegiance and mrs. obama pulled up a live feed to their parents in italy. maurine. >> lauren, thank you for that wonderful story. you know this whirlwind weekend began with the national day of service. president obama wants americans to take time out to volunteer, to give back. mr. obama and the first lady spent the morning visiting burrville elementary school. they helped by building a book shelf and talking to volunteers at the school. turner elementary school was one of six public schools that got to be a part of the day of service. they helped collect and distribute books with the help of chancellor, kia henderson and john legend. 2,000 of the students and five other schools will get those books. >>> the national day of service was instituted by president obama in 2009. the weekend of his first inauguration. his administration continued the day every year since and today, as they try to expand the day. a crowd of workers gathered on the national mall. fox 5's john hanrahan was there. >> reporter: yolanda adams made her pitch
to him about newtown mr. obama signed 23 executive actions strengthening background checks, providing more officers to schools and telling mental health professionals how to report potentially violent patients. then, he called on congress to pass new laws to ban new military-style assault rifles, expand background checks to cover every gun purchase, limit ammunition magazines to a maximum of ten rounds, and impose stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. we have three reports tonight, and we will start with major garrett at the white house. major? >> reporter: scott, vice president's gun violence task force held 22 meetings and met with more than 220 different groups. it submitted its proposals to the president two weeks ahead of schedule. president obama accepted them with no changes. >> while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil, if there's even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obliga
of folks at home saying mr. obama is throwing himself a big party while they are still struggling financially. they will address the intractable gridlock in this town. >> he will make that point very strongly that people here in washington need to see common ground. he will talk about the american people they are not engaging these debates in washington progress and change won't happen. >> aids say while we can expect more broadly on battles to come such as gun control and immigration reform this won't be the detailed policy speech we will get with the state of the union next month. >> james, i wonder if the president runs the risk of sounding too much like he has. he has given a lot of speeches. >> that is definitely a risk. some republican speech writers of white houses past have made that exact point harris saying current conditions could lead the president to repeat himself in 2009. economy remains sluggish healthcare remains too costly, et cetera. one historian interviewed the president from rolling stones magazines says mr. obama needs to revise faith in the american dream.
had an election. they chose mr. obama. he's going to get what he wants in the short term. long term, there are many things you can do to push the ball forward in the way that you think is most helpful. can i go back to guns for just a second? one of the things that i think was frustrating for those not on mr. obama's side in general over the whole guns thing is that in his remarks he looked at everybody and he challenged those congressmen from mixed districts who have a lot of gun rights supporters. he challenged them and said try to be brave do the right thing. that's a great thing to say. but he himself the president could have been brave and done the right thing by including in his big view of guns hollywood our culture our media all of the people who make entertainment that very arguably are hurting kids in america but who are the president's supporters. so he didn't want to do the right thing there and it's frustrating. when you're president you ought to be thinking big and even when you've just been re-elected and you're going to be inaugurated, go for it. be brave. have a sis
to the president say mr. obama is open to more cuts but insists he won't slash entitlements like medicare. >> ultimately we've got to do it in a balanced way. he's not going to do this on the backs of the poorest americans. >> reporter: the looming fiscal fight could overshadow some of the president's larger policy goals, like promoting gun safety in the wake of the newtown tragedy. this past week president obama unveiled a package of new proposals aimed at curbing gun violence. >> congress should impose a ban on military-style assault weapons. >> reporter: but its resistance remains. today thousands rallied in cities across the country to mark gun appreciation day. >> we need to enforce the laws we have. not make it harder for me to have my own gun. >> reporter: immigration reform is also high on the president's list. analysts say in order to get his agenda through, mr. obama will have to act quickly. >> but i think most experts in washington believe that realistically, if the president wants to accomplish big things in his second term, he's got about two years to do it. >> reporter: whi
to pass his new gun control proposals. mr. obama had schoolchildren on stage with him yesterday as he called for a new assault weapons ban, background checks on virtually every gun sale, and restrictions on high-capacity ammunition clips and conceded that getting new gun laws passed is going to be tough. >> if responsible gun owners, if americans of every background stand up and say, enough. we've suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue then change will -- change will come. that's what it's going to take. >> the president also signed 23 executive actions, all meant to improve existing gun laws. one of them makes more data available for background checks. one offers security for schools that want them. it is important to note that with those executive actions, policy directives are not needed for congressional approval, as well. so this is coming directly from the white house, directly from president obama's chair. he's cracking down. he wants to reinstate a ban on assault-style weapons. ban high-capacity magazines, which a small majority o
. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> a new term begins for president barack obama officially sworn in. big crowds already descending on the national mall for the build yn hupp to tomorrow's public ceremony and parade. good evening. i'm jim rosenfield. it's been a busy day in and around washington. rehearsals on the inauguration stage and parade preparations leading to gridlock downtown. more streets will be closed tomorrow, but crews blocked off pennsylvania avenue this morning to get ready for the inaugural parade. vice president joe biden took his official oath of office from supreme court justice sonia sotomayor at the naval observatory. soon after that he and the president laid a wreath at arlington national cemetery, and then at noon in the white house president obama received the official oath of office from chief justice john roberts, which the constitution requires on january 20th. we have team coverage of this inauguration sunday. darcy spencer is downtown where metro has seen double the typical sunday ridership. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell tracking the inauguration day forecas
decades and putting them in- house coalition course. mr. obama said this is the time to act, but the gun lobby organization the nra dismissed the plan as an attack on firearms. mark has the story. >> the massacre of these 26 innocencts has changed the mood of the nation according to the president. youngsters urged him to change the law. he needs to bring the heart strings of his country to challenge gun culture. >> americans from every background can stand up and say we have suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue. in change will come. >> he signed a 23 orders, mostly small-scale, mainly tightening existing legislation. real change will need new laws, which many in congress will oppose. the new gun controls would mean a ban on semiautomatic assault weapons, a limit to the number of all with a magazine can hold, and i wrote checks for everyone buying a gun. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> the national rifle association has put out of hard- hitting advert. the white house has called this repugnant and cowardly, but it
luther king holiday. the president and first lady did some volunteer work and this evening mrs. obama helped host an inaugural celebration for young people and military families. nbc's brian moore has the story from washington. >> reporter: in the nation's capital an inaugural ball for military kids and their families. >> welcome, welcome, welcome! >> reporter: who better to usher in the star-studded concert than usher himself. >> an incredible event just for you guys because the youth matter. >> caty perry lit up the stage, too. ♪ we can dance until we die. >> reporter: but not even she could eclipse the real star of the show, first lady michelle obama. >> this is what inauguration is all about. it about celebrating who we are as americans and all the things that make this country so great. >> reporter: it was a busy preinaugural day for the first lady and her husband, the president. they volunteered their time at a local school as part of this national day of service. they were honoring the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, and the president called on americans to do the
school? mr. obama demands of will to pay their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to his fair share of security. protection for his ks angun- free zones for hours. -- for ours. >> at the white house, and jay carney called the ad cover the. the nra says that the ad is not aimed at anyone's child in particular. anyone who says otherwise is changing the topic and missing the point. sales have gone through the roof. can the president moving mountain this time around? >> no, and it is trupublic inion has changed, there is more desire for gun control than ever but i do not think congress will budge on the big stuff. what the nra did was odious. i think the president is on the high ground, but he will not get real gun-control done. >> the 23 executive actions were fairly trivial, nothing major about it. i think it will not have any effect. it was the appearance of motion. the three big items on the table for the cgress, assault weapons b, limit othe size of the magazine clip, and universal background checks -- the last one has very strong public op
's stay together" as the first couple danced their first dance of nut term. mrs. obama revealing she chose jason wu yet again to design her inaugural gown. next they appeared at the inaugural ball where 30,000 people were expected to attend. this inaugural ball falls on a tradition that started in 2009 to open the exclusive events to every day americans, a ticket cost as little as $60. and got people access to an amazing lineup of entertainer. ♪ obama's on fire >> alicia keys tweaked a rendition of her popular song. brad paisley brought the country. ♪ and stevie wonder brought down the house while jamie foxx serenaded the bidens. ♪ i can't stop loving you >> there was also a special performance by mexico's hottest rock band. i'm here with mana, winners of multiple grammys and latin grammys. so alex, let me ask you, you supported president obama in his re-election this year. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you that i happened? >> well, it's very easy. you know, obama and the democrats have the best option for the latinos. immigration reform is on the table. the dre
. a lot of talk about mrs. obama and sasha, malia, what they are wearing. we don't know what they are wearing, but a lot being said about a new hair style sported by mrs. obama. >> that's right. yesterday was mrs. obama's 49th birthday and they tweeted a picture of mrs. obama with a new haircut. bangs now. we don't know what she is wearing, but what her hair looks like. we will see if it starts any trends. >> berman wants a full frontal of the bangs so he can see what they looked like. that was kind of a side-view. >> that's what i said. we'll get some views. >> all right. athena jones. thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> bangsgate. the latest scandal to hit washington. >>> stay with cnn for live coverage. and "either start" will be live from washington at 5:00 eastern. >>> today's best advice from a powerful republican in congress, coming up. >> later, breaking down lance armstrong's confession and explanation to oprah. soledad talking to betsey andreu, who testified that armstrong was doping. former cycling champion john eustice, and former cyclist, niccole cook. ♪
to the super bowl again. but let's talk about a chicago dish. >> so it's inauguration weekend. mr. obama's from chicago. so why not top it off with a chicago style dish for him you know? >> what is that? >> this is -- shaped prime rip. you can use top sirloin or top round, but prime rib is the king of all meats. >> of course. >> so i'm heating it up in beef juice to get it nice and hot. really thin. >> okay. >> and chicago -- condiment. it's pretty much pickled vegetables. it's held in oil, salt vinegar, oregano -- >> this is a special sauce that chicago is known for right? >> this sandwich is like -- the special -- it's like the thing in chicago. it's like -- >> the whole family? >> ben's chili bowl to d.c.. but this condiment -- you eat it with anything. we're even going to put it on a salad for you in a minute. we have a piece of french bread. >> want me to do this to help you? >> sure. piece of french bread. got the nice hot beef. put it all in there. >> put it all in there? okay. all right. i don't want to drop my ring in this juice. i don't want to do that. okay. so. >> so we have our nic
. they never met in person. >> president obama and mrs. obama spent a night out in georgetown to celebrate her 49th birthday today. they dined with friends at cafe milano and just arrived back at the white house. she constituent a tweet thanking everyone from her birthday wishes. she's also debuting a new hair style for her birthday. the white house released this photo showing her new bangs. >> no snow hat required tonight. >> no, no. she looks good. >> no. >> ewith thought we would be -- or we hoped we would be -- >> even last night, we're talking about this. and i was thinking d.c., nothing to worry about, no snow. but i hoped we would see some snow. i would love to see a little bit. even some flakes coming down. but i thought for sure areas south of fredericksburg and southern maryland would be having snow right now. it just did not come together at all. take a look. we'll show you how this came out. right now, we're looking at plenty of cloud cover across the region. and actually a fairly mild night. temperatures stayed well above where they were forecast to be. and that's because we did n
were accepted this time and there was no limit on amounts. mr. obama's predecessor will not attend choosing to be with his father former president george h.w. bush who recently left the hospital after bronchitis and persistent cough and fever. 2012 mitt romney will not be here. it's not uncommon forerunners up to be no shows. michael dukakis skipped herbert walker bush's and mondale was a no show at the second inaugural in 85 which is the last time the constitutionally required date fell on a sunday and a second ceremonial oath was done. >> 40s tomorrow and showers in the afternoon perhaps flurries for folks going to the ball at president obama's second inaugural. carl cameron, fox news. >>> thank you. still ahead the uncertain future of gun. >> the president's second term. stay with us. ÷÷ >> look at that. these beautiful shots of washington are one of the major up sides of the events going on here. not only do you get to see the country come together and celebrate our democracy but boy oh boy the capitol never looked better. much of the world is following the deadly terrorist
in the generation that will build its future. >> like every president since fdr, mr. obama started it with a prayer service at st. johns church before departing the white house for one of the longest motorcades known to man for the ride to the capitol. ♪ oh beautiful >> a star-studded affair where else will paul ryan mingle with beyonce who belted out the national anthem. when the ceremony was over, there was a sed di stream of pomp and circumstance waiting. >> secretary of state, -- >> from signing papers to lunch with congressional leaders, and then, of course, the parade. the first family could make their way back to the white house in that grand bullet proof review stand. all of that could wait because before leaving the west front. capitol, the president decided to go off self-incriminate and take in the vista of the national mall. mr. obama also seemed to be taking in the moment, overheard saying he would never quite see this view again. as a president gets ready to try to sell the agenda in the state of the union address next month, it's worth noting that gallop is out today with the avera
then it is off to the parade where mr. obama and the first lady will thank supporters and be joined by marching bands and military units. after the celebration back to work in a tough political environment. >> politics now are very divisive with the extremes in both parties punishing any sort of compromise. it used to be back in my father's time and in my early days compromise was an act of statesman ship. now for too many partisans it is viewed as an act of betrayal. >> president obama could start by changing the attitude about congress. >> he speaks in general terms. he likes the executive order approach a whole lot better rather than the legislative approach. you have got to legislate and you have to leg stlat quickly. you don't control the entire congress. >> the honeymoon won't last for long after the celebration. it will be back to fighting it out over issues including government spending debt and entitlements. >> you skipped the best part when they are at the luncheon tomorrow after the inauguration they are going to be having steamed lobster with new england clammed chowder sauce and bi
. they were followed by jill biden and by mrs. obama. >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady of the united states, mrs. michelle obama. >> brown: and the vice president. ♪ hail to the chief and the president himself greeted by official music (hail to the chief). and by chants from the crowd. >> obama! brown: then the ceremonies got underway. the former chair of the naacp and widow of the slain civil rights leader delivered the invocation. >> we invoke the prayers of our grandmothers who taught us to pray, "god, make me a blessing." let their spirit guide us as we claim the spirit of old. there's something within me that holds the reins. there's something within me that banishes pain. there's something within me i cannot explain, but all i know, america, there is something within. there is something within. >> brown: perhaps the most rousing moment of the day came from the brooklyn tabernacle choir singing "battle hymn of the republic." ♪ his truth is marching on ♪ marching on >> brown: and then the first oath taking as supreme court justice sonia sotomayor the first of the president'
a nice shot of the president, mrs. obama, mrs. biden and joe biden in the front row of the national cathedral. the prayer service is historically, traditionally the closing ceremony of the inaugural festivities and that is underway right now. bill: after a late night last night back at it today. we will watch that ceremony. make it a terrific day. stay warm in you're out in the arctic chill. we'll see you tomorrow, everybody. martha: buy everybody, see you tomorrow. jon: right now brand-new stories and breaking news. the threat is real for millions of americans treacherous road conditions, frigid temperatures, and now a new winter storm looming. what you need to know before heading out. plus a common household painkiller now linked to eye problems. what a new study says about a drug in your medicine cabinet that might increase the risk of going blind. and this boat does go over the edge of this dam, the only question for these two fishermen, will they go with it? it's all happening now. good morning to you on this tuesday, with only weeks left on the job secretary of state hillary c
that will build its future. >> reporter: in his speech mr. obama called on the nation to respond to climate change an issue he's hardly mentioned in recent years and on the birthday of dr. martin luther king jr. he equated the struggle for gay rights with the struggle for civil rights. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: at the luncheon which followed a more bipartisan tone. speaker of the house john boehner presented the president with a gift and good wish. >> in the spirit of harmony i'm proud to present the flag that flew over this battalion of democracy today to president barack obama and vice president joe biden, and to you gentlemen i say, congratulations, and godspeed. >> reporter: the most poignant picture of the day was this the president going inside from the west front of the capitol, pausing and turning for one last look down the vast expanse of the national mall. another thing he thought he might not see, some daylight on the debt limit fight. republicans said monday th
god. >> congratulations, mr. president obama. >>> president obama begins the second term in the white house. >>> thousands of security officers are getting ready. city officials expect as many as 70,000 people. >> he's going to address the crowd, the nation and the world. >> expected to lay out his vision for the world in his second term. >> measures to help the economy, energy. >> i think immigration is really the big issue, frankly. >> the most significant event of the weekend, i love her bangs. >>> the deaths in algeria has reached at least 81. >> at least one american is among the dead. >> very cool temperatures across the midwest. >> windchills down to minus 50. >> this time the swearing in flawless. >> and when he was done his daughter sasha took note. >> i did it. >> all tha zone for the touchdown! the 49ers are going to the super bowl. >> i want to thank my parents, and go ravens. >> and baltimore is heading to new orleans. >> brothers coaching against each other in the super bowl. >> -- and all that matters -- >> president obama begi
it or paid for it. it's maizing the role the government is taking. if something should happen mr. obama wouldn't have to be sworn in. host: what is clearly a story is the al jeern troops. it involves the u.s.. the death toll remains unclear. there is a related story to all of this dealing with british politics. next is a caller from arizona democrats line. good morning. caller: good morning. people in the u.s.a. listen. i try and call in and make sense out of situations. a war doesn't make sense to me. excessive gun violence doesn't make sense to me. what makes sense to me is to have the wars that are passed to get paid for and to get paid for by the people that profitted the most. and that is the international globalized situation situation that people like mr. romney have gotten us into so that i did minute shs wages in the u.s.a. and people trying to get by can't pay any taxes. so the government has a roll to collect enough taxes like they used to. when we were forced into wars by the republicans wanting to take it all over the world in the depression and it wasn't possible because t
been especially especially those of us who are parents, happy to abide by those rules. >> mrs. obama spent the first few months telling everybody i'm mom in chief. that is my job. it is possible to raise children in this incredibly intense spotlight and have them come out and be wonderful people and by all accounts, sasha and malia are having that experience, too. it's something that mrs. obama has talked about recently. i think i read a quote she said she's pleasantly surprised at how normal they are. so much so that the president notes they're not that interested in hanging out with him any more. this is a family enterprise. it's not the normal job where the parents and the children aren't connected through this. they have to go through this political experience. it's an incredibly intense spotlight. but by all accounts, these girls are flourishing. >> and i think about all of our friends coming in from texas and yale and sharing it with friends and i'm sure that's what the obama girls will do, too. so it becomes part of your life, part of what you would do, anyway, except for more
the massacre at sandy hook elementary. but mr. obama acknowledged that the most significant reforms will not come from his office. >> as important as these steps are, they are in no way a substitute for action from members of congress. to make a real and lasting difference, congress too must act, and congress must act soon. and i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. >> suarez: for one thing, the president is asking the senate to confirm todd jones as director of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives, where he's been interim director. the a.t.f. has had no permanent head for six years. other proposals include: barring the sale of ammunition magazines with more than ten rounds and reinstating and strengthening a ban on military assault-style weapons. >> a majority of americans agree with us on this. and by the way, so did ronald reagan, one of the staunchest defenders of the second amendment, who wrote to congress in 1994 urging them-- this is ronald reagan speaking-- urging them to listen to the american public and to the law enforc
armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but, he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids, and gun free zones for ours. >> all right. the white house called the ad repugnant and cowardly. i think they are right. can i say something about this partisan back and forth. we have just come out of a heinous mass murder atrocity which is of course a complete national tragedy. all right. is it possible, just once that the republicans and the nra and democrats and the president can stop this cheap unseemly squabbling just once? may we have a civilized conversation about what this nation can do to avoid another horrible sandy hook? all i want, all i want is a civil conversation. there's a lot of very complex pieces here and they need the best minds to figure this out. i just want the squabbling to stop. this is worst than the fiscal squabbling and the debt ceiling. you know why? the stakes are higher. we're talking human liv
in an op ed, we the government. mr. obama will thus get a respectful hearing for his agenda even if he has never been as candid as he was monday in asserting his liberal ambitions. if the second term does break down, let the reported show that the president set the tone with his second inaugural. i just don't know that anybody is going to buy the idea that washington is broken and that we have partisan gridlock is because of president obama's second inaugural speech. >> no. you know, i wouldn't go that far either. i think that the president did do a little bit of a smackdown, and he put a little bit back on the in your face for a lot of conservatives with respect to, you know, we cannot mistake absolutism for principle. that was a clear shot at some of the stronger conservative absolutist arguments, which even as national chairman, i had issues with many terms of trying to frame a conversation with the american people, because to e.j.'s point, the american people aren't absolutists, except for in the context of their own home where the government and none of us belong. you know, i think th
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